Sanday Soulka 2018




This weekend: May 25th -27th 


Lots of things to see and do


Have a look in the 'Millin' aboot in May' page for a copy of the flyer to make sure you don't miss anything


Friday - Sanday Community Association hosts the Orkney Folk Festival for a concert and ceilidh dance. The Maes, The Whisky River Boat Band and Robin Nicolson will perform for the concert whilst the Edinburgh University Folk Society Ceilidh Band will keep the enthusiastic revellers dancing the night away.


Saturday - Is a busy day beginning with the Community Garden at Heilsa Fjold being open for visitors to see what they've been up to. This is followed by a healthy walk with William and Jessica leaving the Heritage Centre car park at 10:30. The Rangers tour of Start Point Lighthouse is already booked up but fear not there is still plenty to do. Jonathan and Hilary Hines open there house to the public. A great chance to see Orkneys first Passivhaus. Then in the evening head along to the Community Room to hear Jonathan tell us all about their house with an illustrated talk called 'The But n Ben Reinvented'. The Belsair is then the place to head to take part in a team quiz.


Sunday - Kettletoft Flowers is holding their first ever bedding plant sale at Scottish Brae in Kettletoft. Then is a chance to stretch the legs by taking part in the peedie fun run for younger children and the Soulka 5K for others. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. The Rendall Pipeband are heading out to Sanday to entertain us with music and perhaps marching. Jacs snacs will be available for sit in or takeaway with donation from proceeds going to the new Balfour Hospital Fund.


There are also art studios and galleries open throughout the weekend along with the Community Craft Hub and Heritage Centre. Check the flyer for opening times.






For 2018 we are holding three Sanday Soulka Weekends.


25/26/27th May


3/4/5th August


2/3/4th November


Weekend planning is well under way and events will be announced soon but make sure you keep the dates free and head to Sanday for what promises to be three action-packed weekends.........







Soulka..... the meaning :

A word recorded by Jakob Jakobsen, the Faroese scholar who visited Orkney to collect words over a hundred years ago. It is listed in Gregor Lamb’s book ‘Hid kam intae words’, where the meaning is given as ‘the circle of the horizon as far as can be seen’. We have extended this meaning to include our cultural as well as geographical horizon.



The Soulka Man - created by W McArthur






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